PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has rejected the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate’s contention that it can withhold a raft of communications between its leaders and private contractors they hired to conduct an unprecedented review of the 2020 election results in the state’s most populous county.
PHOENIX (AP) — Federal land-management agencies have agreed to do more to keep cattle from grazing in sensitive habitat for threatened and endangered species in the Verde River watershed, settling a lawsuit filed by environmental groups.
PHOENIX (AP) — A man who was the subject of a manhunt in the fatal beating of a Maricopa County sheriff's deputy has been released from a hospital and booked into jail on charges stemming from earlier incidents.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Another major Phoenix-area high school district has decided to stop having police officers assigned to its schools.
The Tempe Union High School District' s board voted 3-2 Wednesday night to have the Phoenix and Tempe police departments phase out assigning full-time school resource officers to the 14,000-student district's campuses by next August.
PHOENIX (AP) — Diana Taurasi spent most of the night being hounded by Chicago's Allie Quigley, an exhausting exercise in an already-tough game, particularly for a 39-year-old.
As Game 2 of the WNBA Finals wound toward a tight finish, the Phoenix Mercury looked to the player recently named the greatest in the WNBA's 25-year history.
PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker showed in his preseason debut he’s ready to lead the Phoenix Suns to another run at an NBA championship.
Booker scored 17 points in 18 minutes in the first half of the Suns’ 119-74 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday.
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona judge on Tuesday ordered the state Senate to immediately provide text messages and emails related to the Senate Republicans' partisan review of the 2020 vote count.
Maricopa County Superior Court judge John Hannah said he will review the records and decide whether they must be given to The Arizona Republic, which has requested them under the state's public records law.
PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Paul has found his basketball nirvana with the Phoenix Suns, playing with a bunch of gym rats who care deeply about winning games and bringing an NBA title to the desert.
The Suns were oh-so-close to accomplishing that goal last season.
PHOENIX (AP) — A metro Phoenix sheriff's deputy who suffered grave injuries at the hands of a man he had just arrested died Monday, authorities said.
Deputy Juan “Johnny” Ruiz succumbed to injuries he suffered on Saturday, Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said in a statement.
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix woman has been arrested on suspicion of child abuse after her two young children were reported missing for hours before being found safe, police said Monday.
According to court documents, 40-year-old Ashleigh Nicole Williams told police she took some drugs and passed out in the girls’ bedroom upstairs while the kids were playing downstairs.
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has blocked Arizona from collecting $1.1 million from the city of Flagstaff to compensate for its minimum wage that is higher than the state's rate, ruling that the state missed a deadline for the assessment and was stretching a law targeting higher voter-approved city wages to collect its indirect costs.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Chicago Sky had the talent to make deep runs into the WNBA playoffs the past few years, yet lacked the missing piece to reach the WNBA Finals
Candace Parker's decision to return home to Chicago filled the hole in the Sky, giving them the calming veteran presence they had needed.
PHOENIX (AP) — Two young girls reported missing from their central Phoenix home have been found safe, police said Sunday.
Police said 3-year-old Amanirena Sterling and her 4-year-old sister Amina were located shortly after noon and were healthy, happy and in good shape.
PHOENIX (AP) — A suspect who allegedly assaulted and gravely injured a metro Phoenix sheriff’s deputy has been shot and wounded by a homeowner with whom he had a history of conflicts, authorities said Sunday.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials have released a list of dozens of postal zip codes of areas across the state where applicants for 26 new so-called social equity licenses for marijuana shops must have lived in recent years.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A suspect in last month's deadly shooting at a downtown Wichita, Kansas, nightclub has been arrested in Arizona.
DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas school said that two people killed in a fiery midair collision earlier this month in Arizona were a flight instructor and a student.
Dodge City Community College identified the instructor in a news release Friday as Jessica Brandal and the student as Michael Papendick.
PHOENIX (AP) — Diana Taurasi made it back home in time to see her wife Penny Taylor give birth to a baby girl — the couple's second child.
Taurasi flew back to Phoenix from Las Vegas immediately after helping the Mercury beat the Aces in Game 5 of their semifinal series.
American Leadership-Gilbert 55, Arizona College Preparatory 9
American Leadership-Queen Creek 20, Gilbert Mesquite 14
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A monk associated with the Russian Orthodox Church turned himself into police in Kodiak to report that he had sexually abused a child, according to the Alaska Department of Law, which said he arrived to make the report accompanied by a priest and a parent of the child.
PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Mercury starting wing Kia Nurse will miss the remainder of the playoffs after tearing her ACL in Game 4 of the WNBA semifinals.
The Mercury announced an MRI revealed the tear Friday, a few hours before the Mercury faced Las Vegas with a spot in the WNBA Finals on the line.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The attorney for a U.S. Air Force airman accused of killing a Mennonite woman grilled a ballistics expert who concluded that a bullet taken from the skull of the victim matched a rifle the airman owned.
PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic members of a U.S. House committee on Thursday questioned Arizona officials on the potential damage that a partisan review of the state's 2020 election results had on trust in American elections.
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have identified the two people killed last week when a helicopter collided mid-air with a single-engine airplane outside a suburban Phoenix airport.
PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer for the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate told a judge Thursday that he would cause permanent damage to the legislative process if he requires lawmakers to release records about their private deliberations over the Senate GOP's review of the 2020 election.
PHOENIX (AP) — The mustard-colored apartments built as public housing more than half a century ago are among the hottest spots in Phoenix, with only a few scrawny trees and metal clothesline poles offering shade in dusty courtyards.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Las Vegas Aces were embarrassed by their previous two games, a pair of losses that put them on the brink of elimination.
They took it personally, got back to doing what they do best and now have a chance to clinch a spot in the WNBA Finals at home.
PHOENIX (AP) — Postseason or preseason, the Phoenix Suns keep getting the best of the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Western Conference champions got their first exhibition victory with a 117-105 victory Wednesday in a rare weekday matinee start.
Sunday, Oct. 10
On this date in 1908, newspapers reported excellent progress on the new electric power plant under construction on the Hassayampa River south of Wickenburg. The 2,000 horsepower, $250,000 plant was to provide electricity for the town of Wickenburg and mines in the area.
PHOENIX (AP) — A man has been fatally shot in downtown Phoenix and the suspect is claiming self defense, authorities said.
Officers responded to the shooting Tuesday around 3:15 a.m. and reported finding a man dead, police said.
PHOENIX (AP) — Beaten in his last three elections, former six-term Sheriff Joe Arpaio is attempting another comeback, this time running for mayor of the affluent Phoenix suburb where he has lived for the last two decades.
BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — Bisbee's deputy police chief has resigned after being arrested on suspicion of assault and resisting arrest charges accusing him of pushing and punching a man in the face and then kicking a Phoenix officer in the chest, authorities said.
PHOENIX (AP) — A man has been arrested in the fatal shootings of a woman and the couple's infant daughter, Phoenix police said Tuesday.
Louis Mouton III, 34, was booked into jail on suspicion of first-degree murder in the killings Monday night of Lanae Mouton, 32, and 11-month-old Ava Mouton, police said in a statement.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has launched a Cyber Command Center that will deal with threats to government computers.
At a ceremony Monday at the Department of Public Safety’s Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center in Phoenix, Ducey said the command center will be critical in ensuring the state’s cyber infrastructure remains safe and secure.
PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said Monday that activists who confronted her outside an Arizona State University classroom and filmed her inside a restroom were not engaging in “legitimate protest.”
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge in Phoenix on Monday was weighing whether the Legislature's decision to charge the city of Flagstaff $1.1 million this year because city voters raised its minimum wage is legal.
PHOENIX (AP) — There's no getting around the fact the Arizona Diamondbacks were a bad baseball team in 2021. Very bad. Nearly historically bad.
The worst part is they thought they were going to be pretty good.
PHOENIX (AP) — A young girl has died after playing inside a parked car in west Phoenix and having a power window roll up on her, according to authorities.
Phoenix police say the accident occurred around 7:30 p.m.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Phoenix Mercury have three of the best players in the WNBA, each one capable of taking over a game.
But this team goes deeper than Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and Skylar Diggins-Smith.
Apache Junction 56, Fountain Hills 31
Arizona College Preparatory 27, Phoenix Moon Valley 26
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday appointed three people to the Maricopa County Superior Court, including the chief clerk of the Arizona House of Representatives.
Jim Drake has been chief clerk of the House since 2015 and previously was a deputy secretary of state from 2009 to early 2015.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The WNBA semifinal playoff series are knotted at a game apiece and both could go the full five games based on the historic and gritty performances thus far.
Diana Taurasi and the Phoenix Mercury put on a shooting clinic as they scored the most points in a regulation playoff game in the league's 25-year history in a win over Las Vegas on Thursday night.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling that found new laws banning schools from requiring masks and a series of other measures were unconstitutional.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Jurors hearing the case against U.S. Air Force airman Mark Gooch heard lengthy testimony Friday from a cellphone data expert who mapped the route that Gooch allegedly drove the day a Mennonite woman was kidnapped from northwestern New Mexico.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Police say an argument among neighbors erupted in violence in a suburban Phoenix community, resulting in the shooting deaths of two people on a residential sidewalk.
Mesa Police Department said Friday that 41-year-old Justin Keith Peterson was arrested in connection with the killing of 39-year-old Ivana D.
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — A helicopter and a single-engine plane collided in midair Friday near a suburban Phoenix airport, sending the helicopter crashing into a field and killing both people on board.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Cities across the U.S. Southwest hit impressive rainfall totals this summer, bringing much-needed — but temporary — relief to a region that has been mired in drought.
BLACK CANYON CITY, Ariz. (AP) — A dentist previously charged with doing illegal dental work in the Phoenix area has been arrested for the same crime in a neighboring county.
The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said 69-year-old Denis Froehlich was taken into custody Thursday night at his Black Canyon City home for practicing dentistry without a license and aggravated assault.